Sunday, March 04, 2007
I know that the Sexy Knitters Club did the Simple Knitted Bodice long before I joined, but after seeing it I HAD to make one. As I mentioned in a previous post, I am knitting it in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Black Cherry Heather. My picture doesn't do it justice, but here is my progress thus far:
What I am NOT looking forward to is picking up the neckline stitches. I dislike having to pick up large amounts of stitches under the best of circumstances, but having to do the math to figure out HOW MANY I need to pick up is almost unbearable. Almost..... I do want to finsish this soon! At this moment I'm actually about 20 rows further down that first sleeve than in the pic, too.
Blogged with Flock
I joined the Monthly Dishcloth Knitalong (see button in right-hand column) last month, after the February KAL had been posted. I went ahead and did that one and the two for January. Well, the first one for January. I ended up frogging the mid-January one as I didn't like the way it looked at all. I subbed a pattern that I found elsewhere. Anyway, I did the mid-February KAL as it came out and it was so much fun! I abolutely love the pattern and will be using it again and again! :) Now I'm working on the March KAL. Today was Day 4. So, now for some pics...
March KAL progress up to Day 4:
Mid February KAL:
Not the best pictures in the world, but the do look great in person and I'm happy with them. I can't locate the one I did for Mid-January right now. Probably fell behind my dresser. My room is a crafter's haven...... AFTER an explosion! LOL!
So, now I'm caught up on my dishcloth postings. I'll try to update those more regularly now.
Blogged with Flock
Saturday, March 03, 2007
My friend called today to let me know that her package arrived. That means I can now post pics of the stuff I sent her! The pink baby sweater is one of my own pattern. It was a yoke down sweater, with cables on the front and a cross-over rib pattern on cuffs and collar.
The afghan was a Mile-A-Minute pattern that I got from a book I purchased. I'm happy with how it came out. The darker green one that I'm still working on is of the same pattern.
I also decide to throw in a few surprises. I sent a little toy to each of her other children. Her oldest little girl got the little knitted teddy bear with crocheted dress. It's from the Knitted Teddy Bear pattern book, Snowflake pattern. The dress is of my own creation.
Her son got the little crocheted caterpillar that came (partially, I shortened the body by 2 sections) from a Crochet Gifts To Go pattern book.
Finally, her youngest daughter got a little crocheted ball. I forgot to take a picture, but its just a small ball, maybe 5 inches around, done in single crochet. I did it with a variegated blue Sugar N Cream cotton.The only one who was left out was her husband. Poor guy was left wondering where his gift was. He wanted to know why I couldn't have even knit him some boxers or something. LOL! Mabye next time! :)